California Employers to Notify Employees of Void Noncompete Agreements by February 14

California Employers to Notify Employees of Void Noncompete Agreements by February 14

In October 2023, California introduced a new law mandating that employers must issue individualized written notices to their current and former California employees by February 14, 2024, informing them that any noncompete clauses or agreements with their employers are rendered void and unenforceable under California law.

Trial Courts in California Cannot Strike PAGA Claims on Manageability Grounds

Trial Courts in California Cannot Strike PAGA Claims on Manageability Grounds

Last Thursday, January 18, California’s Supreme Court held in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. that trial courts lack inherent authority to strike a Private Attorneys General Act claim on manageability grounds. The ruling resolved a prior split of authority on whether PAGA claims may be stricken where there is no manageable way to try them.

Executive Employment Agreements: 5 Key Points

Executive Employment Agreements: 5 Key Points

In the dynamic landscape of business, executives play a pivotal role in steering companies toward success. To ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between executives and organizations, the use of employment contracts is imperative. These legally binding agreements delineate the terms and conditions of employment, safeguarding the interests of both parties.

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment: Prevention and Remedies

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment: Prevention and Remedies

Individuals must be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace, regardless of their background, gender, race, or any other characteristic. Unfortunately, workplace discrimination and harassment remain persistent issues that can have serious consequences for both employees and employers. In this article, we will explore tools to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment, as well as the remedies available when these issues arise.